People love this woman's photographs about what it's really like to be pregnant

Blogger Sophie Cachia shared a glamorous photo of herself with her 33-week bump on Instagram on Sunday.

But the response she received prompted her to post another, very different picture.

Cachoa posted a photo of herself looking like she does on an average day. She said in the caption that she felt she had deceived people:

I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, and I did put in effort to go out in the city looking 'nice' that day to perk myself up a bit - I feel like a lot of you misinterpreted me as a person.

There were a lot.. and I mean ALOT of comments... saying "wow you looking AMAZING" and "how do you look so good?" But the ones that really didn't sit well with me were the "I wish I could look like you when pregnant".

NOW LADIEZ LISTEN UP! I'd had a spray tan, one that's now manky. My hair was curled, it's now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my 'glam' makeup look that takes 30mins and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also SOMEHOW looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles and #instahubby worked some magic that day by nailing it with the first pic.

Now whilst I am only 26 and proud of the fact I sometimes make a lot of effort in my presentation, I do things like tan, makeup, hair etc quite regularly... THAT IS NOT ME EVERYDAY!!!! I can ASSURE you that 5/7 days a week, THIS IS ME. 

I'm a 33-week pregnant, extremely uncomfortable woman, one with furry teeth, I have a bikini line that I haven't seen for over a month, assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can't quite figure out where it's coming from. This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you're pregnant.

This is what Jaryd deals with on a daily basis and is somehow still trying to bang me every single day. Please don't say 'I wish I looked like you' because whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person's body is different, everyone's pregnancy is different, and the LAST thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time.

And commenters loved it:

Love this pic. It's very true.... being heavily pregnant in summer sucks

- shazbot85

Well said @theyoungmummy I love how real you are. My friends ring me to see how I am and it's always ‘no you look great on Instagram’. I have to constantly remind them that's not me every day and I'm actually on the lounge with unwashed top knot in sweaty pjs all day because I'm too tired/uncomfortable to shower #36weekspregnant

- lililindsaysworld

Thank you sophie @theyoungmummy for making it real! We can all look glam when we are pregos but it's nice that you are proud enough to rip the and band aid off and show what we are all really like when close to giving birth! You are beautiful and have a womanly figure which is awesome! This is so much more inspiring than a stick figure celebrity mother of twins who wears her size 6 skinny jeans the next week after giving birth! Thank you for being normal!!!

- Chicandcheekyblog

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